Monday, June 6, 2011

5 More Graphic Novels for Kids

Another graphic novels post! They’re just so fun and with such an unbelievable variety out there, I’m sure I’ll want to write about them again sometime soon. I found trailers for some of today's books - check them out!
Babymouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer and Matthew Holm
Babymouse has one big wish – to be Queen of the World. But she also has another wish – to be invited to the slumber party of the most popular girl in class. I think the best parts of this book are Babymouse’s fantasies. Babymouse the Squid, Babymouse in Deep Space and others. Fun – and I expect the others in the series are too.
Gabby & Gator by James Burks
Gabby has trouble fitting in. No one seems to get anything about her. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she befriends an alligator who is living in the sewers. Gator is a great friend to Gabby. He listens to her, helps her recycle and deals with bullies. But what will happened when Gator has to face his biggest fear? The graphics are both simple and very expressive.
Amelia Rules by Jimmy Gownley
Amelia’s life has taken an unexpected turn. Her parents have divorced, so she and her mom have moved in with Amelia’s cool Aunt Tanner. I like this book for a lot of things: strong-yet-bickering friendships, many funny situations and parents who aren’t perfect yet still try to do the right thing. The graphics are perfectly matched to the story. This book is the first of a series.
Lunch Lady by Jarrett J Krosoczka
I laughed several times while reading this book. Although Lunch Lady and her sidekick Betty are the Super Heroes (sort of), they can’t solve the mystery without Dee, Hector and Terrence, the Breakfast Bunch. I look forward to reading more of the series.
Magic Pickle by Scott Morse
Trailer (This trailer is for Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes)
I think Magic Pickle is my favorite of this group. I love the graphics, the humor, the story and the relationship between Jo Jo and Magic Pickle. Magic Pickle, a dill superhero, has been living frozen beneath Jo Jo bedroom floorboards. He’s just been called into action to protect the world from The Brotherhood of Evil Produce. Very entertaining and there’s more in the series. Yay!

Have you been reading graphic novels lately? Which ones do you like? Write them in the Comments box!

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